Soulful ballads, vintage jazz and the expressive melody of a didgeridoo. You’ll find it all in our lineup of classes and performances that focus on music, rhythm and harmony. Join us for a community sing-along, ukulele instruction or a concert on the lawn this month. Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to strum—May is made for music at the library.
Friday, May 3, 1-2 p.m. @ Schlessman Family
Join Adam Parker and friends for some rock and alternative music. Musicians will switch around which instruments they play. Crowd participation is encouraged and you will get a chance to look at how fun music can be to play, enjoy and be a part of.
Sound Rise Alchemy
Saturday, May 4, 2-3 p.m. @ Central Library, Floor 1, Movies & Music
Experience the beautiful, restorative sounds of handpans, didgeridoos and other musical instruments during this rhythmic journey with Sound Rise Alchemy.
Monday, May 6, 6:15-7:45 p.m. @ Schlessman Family
We'll tap into the joyful part of ourselves that is the essence of singing in a group. We are inclusive, diverse and memory friendly.
Ukulele Class with Swallow Hill Music
Thursday, May 9, 5 p.m. @ Ford-Warren
Ukulele is small, easy to carry, easy on the fingers and simple to start with. You will learn a couple chords and simple, singable songs. Ukuleles and instruction provided by Swallow Hill Music. This is a 12-part series on the Second Thursday of each month.
Live Music at Hadley with Ashlei Brianne
Saturday, May 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. @ Hadley
Monthly live music for the whole family! Experience singer/songwriter Ashlei Brianne. Her sound is smoky and sultry, with an appealing indie pop tonality.
Concert on the Lawn: LA POMPE
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Park Hill
LA POMPE is a Denver-based Hot-Club Jazz group that fuses eclectic American standards with French ballads, burning Django Reinhardt tunes and soulful originals. By combining swinging vocals and high energy instrumentals, they are keeping vintage jazz alive for a whole new generation. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for an outdoor concert.
Thursday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Ross-Broadway
Glissline is Colorado based abstract electronic producer Tom Metz. Growing up in Fort Collins and moving to Denver in 2002, he has been heavily involved in the DIY/Indie music scenes of Colorado. Glissline’s latest album ‘Horizon’ is now available on 12” vinyl and all digital platforms.
Chamber Music Concert
Saturday, May 18, 2-3 p.m. @ Decker
Get swept away by a wide range of classical works performed by amateur musicians from the Colorado Chamber Music Society.
Creating Electronic Music
Wednesday, May 15, 4-5:30 p.m. @ Gonzales
Attendees will learn the fundamentals of subtractive synthesis, the most common form of musical sound synthesis. The techniques learned in this program can be applied to most hardware or software synthesizers to design and perform musical sounds.
Percussion Instruments from Around the World with Sound Formation
Saturday, May 11, 3-4 p.m. @ Valdez-Perry
Check out this hands-on, interactive workshop with Sound Formation and experience professional quality hand-percussion instruments from around the world. Congas, bongos, cajons, udu, darbuka, djembe, shakers and more! Ideal for ages 12-18.